Emily Gillin

Hello! Welcome to Mrs. Gillin’s Earth Science class.

I am very excited about this school year! This is my second year at Helena High School and I am looking forward to spending more time with the great students here at HHS. I am passionate about science and truly love sharing that with students. If you have questions for me feel free to send me an email and Go Bengals!

In each link below you can find notes from class, videos we may have watched as well as assignments if you missed any days. These are great resources to review while studying for unit or semester tests.

Posted on January 28, 2020

Week At-A-Glance 1/27-1/31

Welcome to 2nd Semester!

1/27: Intro to Astronomy, History of Astronomy Notes

1/28: Create a timeline from the History of Astronomy Notes

1/29: Split into groups and study the 8 planets of our Solar System

1/30: Present (briefly) on each planet

1/31: Begin studying the Sun, create diagram of the life cycle of the sun if time allows.

Posted on January 9, 2020

1/13 – 1/17 Week At-A-Glance

1/13: Team research presentations

1/14: Finish team presentations

1/15: Independent work on final review guide. LAST DAY FOR LATE WORK!

1/16: Team review game, time to ask Mrs.G review questions

1/17: Additional time to complete the final review guide, ask questions and work with a neighbor.

Posted on January 6, 2020

1/6-1/10/2020 Week At-A-Glance

1/6: Begin Bell Ringer Review Questions, Discuss research project rubric and begin researching.

1/7: Continue researching in groups on severe weather patterns

1/8: Continue researching and recording information, create a presentation following the rubric.

1/9: Create a presentation and practice presenting with your group. We will also begin reviewing all vocabulary from semester 1.

1/10: Review and edit presentation and practice presenting within your group. Presentations will occur next Monday and Tuesday during class. Work on a one pager, write or draw (or both) everything you can remember from the semester.

Posted on December 18, 2019

12/16-12/20 Week At-A-Glance

12/16- Fronts and Air Masses in class notes

12/17- El Nino and Ocean Currents

12/18- Meteorology Review Sheet and Kahoot

12/19- Meteorology Quiz and Small Group Presentation Selection

12/20- Graphing out Weather Data

Winter Break is from 12/21/2019-1/5/2020.

See you back at school on January 6th!

Posted on December 9, 2019

12/9 – 12/13 Week-At-A-Glance

We will be taking a quiz next Thursday, 12-19-2019

12/9: Finish Rising Air notes from Friday, begin creating a Weather Journal

12/10: What is Wind Notes, record in weather journal

12/11: Air Pressure Lab, record in weather journal

12/12: Global Winds Diagram and Air Masses, record in weather journal

12/13: Air Masses Diagram, record in weather journal

Posted on December 4, 2019

12/2 – 12/6 Week-At-A-Glance

We have started our last unit for Semester 1! We are studying Meteorology until January 15th. This unit will include a few labs, notes, and a group presentation at the end in place of a test.

12/2: Humidity Notes on OneNote (Presentation by Mrs.G)

12/3: Discuss and Demo how a cloud forms, practice calculating Relative humidity

12/4: Cloud in a Bottle Lab

12/5: iReady Test, Diagram the Formation of a Cloud

12/6: Rising Air notes from the book (DIY)

Posted on November 15, 2019

11/18-11/22 Week At-A-Glance

Test on Friday!

11/18: Continue the Carbon Cycle Internet Investigation on Microsoft OneNote

11/19: Finish Carbon Cycle Investigation, NASA Climate Change Evidence Worksheet

11/20: Finish and grade NASA Climate Change Evidence worksheet, begin Atmosphere review sheet (link in Unit 3 Atmosphere Section)

11/21: All day work on Atmosphere review sheet and vocabulary practice, look at labs, notes and link on Mrs.G’s website to answer questions.

11/22: Test on Unit 3 Atmosphere

Posted on November 14, 2019

Week At-A-Glance 11/11- 11/16

11/11: Greenhouse Effect and Gases Web-quest

11/12: Greenhouse Effect Lab

11/13: Finish Greenhouse Effect Lab, Begin Documentary “Chasing Ice”

11/14: Finish “Chasing Ice”

11/15: Quiz on the Greenhouse Effect and Atmosphere Layers, Carbon Cycle Web-quest

Be on the lookout, we will be reviewing and testing next Friday, 11/22/2019

Posted on November 14, 2019


Unit 1 Nature of Science: An Introduction

Unit 4: Meteorology

This unit will look at what is the difference between weather and climate, what makes weather and how is it forecast. Additionally the unit will have a group presentation which includes students researching a type of severe weather and teaching the class about it in place of a written test.


  • December 18, 2019 - Meteorology Quiz

    This will be a multiple choice mid-unit quiz because there will not be an end of unit quiz after Winter Break.

Unit 8: Earth's History and Natural Resources

Upcoming Events

  • January 15, 2020

    All missing work is due by the end of the day!!

    Any missing/late work that a student has not yet turned-in from 2nd quarter is due to Mrs.Gillin by the end of the day Jan 15th. It will not be accepted after this date.

  • January 21, 2020 - January 23, 2020

    Semester Final Tests

    1/21: Tests in periodsĀ  0, 1, and 2

    1/22: Tests in periods 3, 4, and 5

    1/23: Tests in periods 6 and 7

Emily Gillin's Schedule

  • Period 1

    Earth Science

  • Period 2

    Earth Science

  • Period 3

    Freshmen Team Meeting

  • Period 4


  • Period 5

    Earth Science

  • Period 6

    Honors Earth Science

  • Period 7

    Earth Science